"O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is"

                   by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O Jesus Christ,

        Thy manger is

        My paradise at which my soul reclineth.

        For there, O Lord,

        Doth lie the Word

        Made flesh for us; herein Thy grace


        2. He whom the sea

        And wind obey

        Doth come to serve the sinner in great


        Thou, God's own Son,

        With us art one,

        Dost join us and our children in our


        3. Thy light and grace

        Our guilt efface,

        Thy heavenly riches all our loss



        Thy birth doth quell

        The power of hell and Satan's bold


        4. Thou Christian heart,

        Whoe'er thou art,

        Be of good cheer and let no sorrow move


        For God's own Child,

        In mercy mild,

        Joins thee to Him;-how greatly God must

        love thee!

        5. Remember thou

        What glory now

        The Lord prepared thee for all earthly


        The angel host

        Can never boast

        Of greater glory, greater bliss or gladness.

        6. The world may hold

        Her wealth and gold;

        But thou, my heart, keep Christ as thy true


        To Him hold fast

        Until at last

        A crown be thine and honor in full


Notes: Hymn #81 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2: 7 Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1653, cento Translated by: composite Titled: O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist Composer: Johann Crueger, 1653 Tune: O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein
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